Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
HexView discovered a buffer overflow in the zip package. The overflow
is triggered by creating a ZIP archive of files with very long path
names. This vulnerability might result in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user who calls zip.
This flaw may lead to privilege escalation on systems which
automatically create ZIP archives of user-supplied files, like backup
systems or web applications.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected zip package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0